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As a high school junior, Quinn Cook was one of the nation's top point-guard prospects. Unfortunately for him, right before his senior year, Cook injured his right knee and missed a huge portion of his final high school season.
After arriving at Duke, he tweaked that same injury during the summer and was held out the Blue Devils' four preseason exhibition games in China and Dubai.
During the early ACC season, Cook again aggravated the same right knee and never appeared to be at full speed the rest of the season.
Even still, Cook showed signs of being the strong floor leader that the Blue Devils need in the 2012-13 season.
He took care of the ball, committing only 18 turnovers in 387 minutes played and having an excellent 3.5 assists-to-turnover ratio.
Duke Hoop Blog recently reported that "Cook played great at the N.C. Pro-Am, showcasing his floor leadership, his great court vision, his shooting touch."
If Cook can stay healthy, take charge of running the offense, distribute the ball and knock down open shots, he will make Duke one of the best teams in the country.